Supporting Kangana

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 16 Sep 2017 11:58:32

By Komal Panchamatia,

His directorial venture Simran has been mired in controversies, be it the fight over writing credits or the focus on leading lady Kangana Ranaut’s personal life, but director Hansal Mehta says the actor is not doing anything for publicity. Recently Kangana appeared on the show Aap Ki Adalat and talked about her alleged relationship with Hrithik, Aditya Pancholi and Adhyayan Suman.Mehta, however, is not bothered by the focus on Kangana as he believes she is not someone to back out when asked about her life.

In an interview with PTI, the director says, “Why every time she is on a public platform one asks her about her personal life? She is not somebody who will back out from speaking about anything that is asked to her. She bares her soul... (I) don’t see it as publicity. She is an individual who needs to be respected for being fiercely independent in the choices that she makes. I am not sad (for the film). The film is special and it will remain that way.”

Kangana-Hrithik’s alleged love story has turned out to be one of the dirtiest squabbles, with both of them slapping legal noticed to each other last year. “Simran” revolves around a Gujarati housemaid in the US, who somehow ends up as a criminal.

“It is a character that Kangana is playing (a robber). And this character is lovable. And even if she is doing any crime, you feel concerned for her. “It is a human story and crime is never justified. There should be redemption towards the end. It is a journey and crime is just a part of the journey”.